Property from the Geyer Collection
comprising a "Chinese" and an “American Indian” inkstand
each with clear glass inkwell liners
"Chinese" inkstand impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/1753
"American Indian" inkstand impressed TIFFANY STUDIOS/NEW YORK/1183
"Chinese" inkstand: 4½ x 6¼ x 6¼ in. (11.4 x 15.9 x 15.9 cm)
"American Indian" inkstand: 3¾ in. (9.5 cm) high
5½ in. (14 cm) diameter
Overall in very good condition. The bronze surfaces of each inkstand with scattered minor surface scratches, abrasions, and light wear, and with some traces of surface soiling and oxidation concentrated to the recessed contours of the designs, consistent with age and gentle handling. The smaller “American Indian” inkstand with ink residue concentrated mostly to the interior; the larger “Chinese” inkstand with scattered traces of ink residue to the interior and exterior. Each inkstand with a later clear glass liner; one liner present with some occasional minor fleabite flecks to the edges.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.